Yao Jui-Chung was born in 1969 in Taipei. He graduated from The National Institute of The Arts (Taipei National University of the Arts) with a degree in Art Theory. In 1997, he represented Taiwan in “Facing Faces-Taiwan” at the Venice Biennale and took part in the International Triennale of Contemporary Art Yokohama in 2005 and APT in 2009. He also participated in numerous other large international exhibitions. Apart from working in the fields of theatre and film, he has taught art history, wrote art criticisms and curated exhibitions. Apart from creating art, Yao Jui-Chung also published several books, including “Installation Art in Taiwan since 1991-2001” (2002), “The New Wave of Contemporary Taiwan Photography Since 1999” (2003), “Roam The Ruins of Taiwan” (2004), “Performance Art in Taiwan 1978~2004” (2005), “A Walk in the Contemporary Art：Roaming the Rebellious Streets” (2005) and “Ruined Islands” (2007), “Yao Jui-chung”(2008), ”Beyond humanity”(2008), ”Nebulous light”(2009), “Biennial-Hop” (2010), “Romance”(2010) and “Mirage”(2010) . His works have been collected by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Collection, Cornell University, USA; Bibliotheque National de France, Paris ( French National Library, Paris), and many private collectors. He teaches at the Taipei National University of the Arts and the National Taiwan Normal University Department of Fine Arts.
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